Peng Wang: Peng Wang is a China Climate and Energy Policy Consultant at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he primarily focuses on analyzing and researching China’s policies and programs related to climate change, carbon market, renewable energy, and low-carbon growth. Prior to NRDC, he worked for the World Bank in Washington DC between 2009 and 2011. While at the Bank, he extensively involved in infrastructure investment and policy advisory activities across China and several Southeast Asian countries. Peng earned his Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, and received two master’s degrees from University of Illinois and Dartmouth College respectively.
Sai Li: Sai Li is a first-year graduate student in Peking University School of Journalism and Communications. She feels greatly honored to be one of the delegates of CBYA dialogue this year and to discuss hot topics in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. From her point of view, sustainability is connected with environment, human consumption, economic, and more importantly, social development. Given the tight competition to the limited resources, it’s time to strengthen the importance of sustainability.
Alex Wang: Alex currently serves as Special Assistant to CEO at ENN Solar Energy, the solar arm of ENN Group, and focuses on cleantech investments. As an avid fan of social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural collaboration, he co-founded Teach for China, an innovative program that pairs top graduates to work as full-time teachers in rural China, and also worked as Senior Program Officer at the US-China Energy Cooperation Program, a unique bilateral private-public partnership platform that aims at facilitating the commercialization of clean technologies in both US and China. Benefited from the UK-China Graduate Work Experience Program and having his first overseas internship experience in London 4 years ago, Alex is eager to play an important role in strengthening UK-China cooperation in the future. He graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a BA in Management and English Literature.
Zhang Qi: As a seasoned business reporter in China Daily, the country’s only national English newspaper, Zhang Qi covered corporate practice and growth of multinationals and Chinese indigenous companies, with a strong network of high-profile government officials, senior executives and industry insiders in the industries of energy, resources, steel, and manufacturing. She has been awarded as “outstanding performance” or “China Daily’s best news” for several times. Before joining in China Daily, she graduated from Cardiff University, UK with a distinction degree in international journalism. I also attended several training courses such as Tsinghua-Thomson Reuters Global Journalism Programme and British-Council’s climate change seminars.
Flora Lan: Flora has been following social entrepreneurs since her 2nd year in university in 2008 — learning from their stories, always thinking differently and creatively, and paving her own path to become enriched by experiences that will contribute to sustainability industry. Interned and currently working in a social enterprise called Greennovate for 2 years, she skills herself in providing sustainability solutions for both companies and communities in China, for China. Up till now, together with passionate team members, she has brought greennovate environmental education to about 25,000 students throughout China. Recently, they’ve been developing environment online learning platform to achieve wider impact. As a ‘activist’ in social innovation, she is also the secretary in SIP (Social Innovation Park), and a TEDtoChina volunteer.
Zhou Kang: Zhou Kang is a graduate of Hunan Normal University with a degree in Human Resource Management. Based in Beijing, Zhou Kang is currently employed at China Policy working on an EU funded project that studies the use of voluntary labels in an effort to help European SMEs to better understand and access the Chinese market. Prior to joining China Policy, Zhou Kang undertook a research internship at North Head Consulting, a Beijing based strategic communications and public affairs consultancy, working primarily on the researching and analysing the impact that China’s 12th Five Year Plan would have on foreign businesses in China. Before moving to Beijing, Zhou Kang worked as a program officer for Hunan’s local government. His major responsibilities included policy advocacy and program support of rural development and farmland protection, and outreach and coordination among various stakeholders. In his spare time, Zhou Kang has actively involved in youth and volunteer events, including dialogue with UK delegation of young politicians, led by Liam Byrne, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, dialogue with EU Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. He is also actively involved with the Beijing Lifelight Blind Center volunteer program and was a delegate at the inaugural Australia-China Youth Dialogue in 2010. Zhou Kang commences a joint MBA program between Peking University and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School this August.
Qi Te: Qi Te is a current Master student in Peking University and Sciences Po Paris dual degree program, majoring in Sustainable Development and International Relations. An aspiring entrepreneur, he founded the first civic education platform in mainland China, introducing environmental issues to middle school students across China and fostering green awareness. He was invited by Harvard Graduate School of Education to present his project, and expanded the influence of his endeavour in sustainable development and education to eight countries, including the United Kingdom.
Kong Qingling: Kong Qingling is in her fourth year in Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL). Kong Qingling joined Model United Nations Association out of interest in international relations. As chairperson, she has organized Dalian MUN Conference, engaging delegates in discussing Low Carbon Economy in Climate Change. Besides, as vice-president of SIFE(DUFL), she commits herself to building a green campus by organizing Book Recycling Program and awareness-raising campaigns. Consequently, she was selected to attend 2009 Global Climate Change Youth Conference and 2010 Global Sustainable Leaders Forum, voicing her ideas in combating global challenges and ways to depict a sustainable international community.
Lily Liu: Lily studies at Beijing Institute of Technology. The program of Hand-in-Hand organized by ICU in China provided her with the opportunity to conmmunicate with overseas students and discuss social issues, which fostered a concern about international relations. The experiences of studying and travelling in Europe brought her into profound thinking about the China’s development in the future. She expects to learn more and know the perspectives from British students in this Dialogue.
Long Jiang: Receiving D.Phil. at Oxford, Long Jiang worked on debris flow simulation as a visiting researcher at Tsinghua University, where he had master degree. Long is currently working on marine hazards forecast and mitigation, especially in storm surge and tsunami. Dr. Jiang is particularly interested in sustainable China-Britain cooperation in natural hazards mitigation, renewable energy techniques, and carbon sequestration etc, in the context of climate change. Long had an unforgettable wonderful time at Oxford, in the library and museums, at port meadow, and along the Cherwell, and he is keen to talk with delegates from Britain and China about economic growth and its environmental impacts.
Wang Dong: Wang Dong is current a sophomore in Peking University, majoring in finance. Having great enthusiasm for business, he has been continuously improving the qualifications of a successful businessman. As the project director of SIFE, he focus on the development of small enterprises. The projects which are executed by him have served several enterprises. Those enterprises have seen a dramatic increase in their profit. Besides,their managers are also armed with management knowledge provided by his team. What’s more, he has organized the University Technology Enterprise Competition, aiming at offering an opportunity for those excellent students. He is also open-minded and has a rich experience in international communication. As a Chinese delegate, he attended the China-Pakistani Young Generation Forum in May. In forum, he made a speech about the sustainability of the trade between China and Pakistan. He has also worked as volunteer when the foreign students visit Peking University for many times. This nice guy hopes to make new friends in CBYD and share ideas with them so that he can have a better understanding about the issues between China and Britain.
Jie Ling: When Janique ling was a senior, he began to conceive with his current partners of an organization which brings out international young leaders from all over the world and provide them with a broad exposure to all fields of China, including business, social, political, economic, cultural areas. Just before his postgraduate study, he founded New Exploration (NE) with his partners, bringing his idea to reality. Experience Real China program (ERC) and Leadership and Entrepreneur Project (LEP) is the key component of NE, this program offers opportunities for students of different countries to know China objectively and completely. In additional to metropolis like Beijing, ERC focuses on taking international young leaders to China’s extensive rural areas and offering them opportunities to undertake community service to local people, helping them understand China with more dimensions and improving their leadership and entrepreneurship. Currently Janique is studying economics at HSBC School of Business, Peking University and finance at School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong (Dual master degree). He worked for Deloitte, Bain & Company, Monitor Group, Fullerton Financial Holdings (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) before.
Zekai Wang: Zekai Wong is now the Co-Chair and Executive Director of Global Sustainable Leaders Forum(GSLF), which is jointly advocated and supported by the United Nations Youth Program, UN Secretary-General Climate Change Support Team and nearly 100 global youth organizations. As a major event in Asia Pacific to celebrate United Nations International Year of Youth, the forum gathered more than 200 speakers (the honorable speakers including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon(online), Boao Asia Forum Secretary-General Long Yongtu etc. GSLF runs four main programs: Annual forum, China social innovation fellowship, youth organizations development project and 2012+ Youth Sustainable Initiative. In the past, Zekai has been the National Director in AIESEC Mainland of China 2008-2009. He worked full-time for one year to lead a 300-volunteer sales team based in around 10 cities of China, managing partnership with more than 200 organizations in China and traveling more than 20 countries for conferences and partnership meetings. After AIESEC, Zekai Wang co-founded an initiative called “Global Climate Change Youth Congress 2009 -Model United Nations COP15 in Beijing” and was a Chinese youth delegate to United Nations COP15 conference.